Marvel’s Agent Carter was officially ordered back in May without many details except that Hayley Atwell would reprise her role from Captain America: The First Avenger. The show, which was revealed to take place in 1946, will center on the title character and explore, among other things, the creation of S.H.I.E.L.D. Marvel’s Friday television-centered Comic Con Panel featured show runners Tara Butters and Michele Fazekas, who were flanked by Christopher Markus and Stephen McFeely, the writers of Carter’s character in her two previous iterations, in addition to Marvel Studios’ Louis D’Esposito and Hayley Atwell herself.
The team revealed the show would have “historical connectivity” to Marvel’s first modern foray in television, Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. The panel did a brief Q&A. While no footage has been shot, a short teaser was shown containing historical footage and a voiceover by Carter. Stark Industries logos were littered throughout and Howard Stark was accused of being a traitor on newspaper headlines. The mention of the elder Stark hints at what Atwell had already revealed: Dominic Cooper will reprise his role as Howard Stark in the upcoming season. An elderly Peggy Carter will also appear in The Avengers: Age of Ultron, set for release May 1, 2015, but it remains to be seen how directly Agent Carter will affect the contemporary cinematic universe. More on Age of Ultron is sure to be revealed on Saturday when Marvel Studios takes over Hall H. Agent Carter airs this January on ABC.